Russian doping: IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

Russian doping: IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

Media playback is not supported on this device IOC President on ‘unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympics’ Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee. But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete in South Korea under […]

Three charged with Maltese blogger murder

Three charged with Maltese blogger murder

Three men charged with murder of Maltese investigative journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow […]

First tax havens blacklist published by EU

First tax havens blacklist published by EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saint Lucia is on the EU’s 17 “non-cooperative jurisdictions” The European Union has published its first blacklist of tax havens, naming 17 territories including Saint Lucia, Barbados and South Korea. A “watchlist” of 47 countries promising to change their tax rules to meet EU standards has also been issued. […]

Romania’s former King Michael I dies at age of 96

Romania’s former King Michael I dies at age of 96

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Michael I was diagnosed with cancer last year Romania’s former King Michael I has died in Switzerland at the age of 96, a year after being diagnosed with cancer. King Michael ruled Romania twice, from 1927 to 1930 and then from 1940 to 1947, before the communist government ended […]

Dutch DJ ‘sorry’ over naked man prank on pop star Maan

Dutch DJ ‘sorry’ over naked man prank on pop star Maan

Image copyright Twitter/538 Image caption Maan de Steenwinkel was seen on a live online feed of the show crying after being confronted with a streaker A Dutch radio presenter has apologised to a young pop star after ambushing her with a naked man while she was singing live on air. DJ Frank Dane pulled the […]

Catalan arrest warrants withdrawn by Spain’s Supreme Court

Catalan arrest warrants withdrawn by Spain’s Supreme Court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Campaigning for the vote officially began at midnight on Monday A Spanish judge has withdrawn an international arrest warrant for ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and four other ministers. They fled to Belgium a month ago after declaring unilateral independence in a referendum ruled illegal by Spain. Despite the move, […]

May under pressure over Irish border

May under pressure over Irish border

Image copyright AFP Theresa May is under pressure to get an agreement from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on the status of the Irish border when the UK leaves the EU. The prime minister pulled out of a deal with Brussels that would have kick-started trade talks after meeting fierce resistance from the DUP. The […]

Spain Catalonia: Four top separatists to stay in jail

Spain Catalonia: Four top separatists to stay in jail

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The former ministers have been held on remand for a month Two senior figures in the sacked Catalan separatist government must stay in jail but six others can go free, a Spanish supreme court judge has ruled. The six set to leave Spanish jails must post bail of €100,000 (£88,000; […]

Malta arrests 10 over Caruana Galizia car bomb murder

Malta arrests 10 over Caruana Galizia car bomb murder

Image copyright AFP Image caption Caruana Galizia was an investigative journalist Police in Malta have arrested 10 Maltese nationals in connection with the car bomb murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters that police operations were under way in the town of Marsa, and the Bugibba and Zebbug areas. […]

Spain Catalonia: Four separatist politicians to stay in jail

Spain Catalonia: Four separatist politicians to stay in jail

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The former ministers have been held on remand for a month Two senior figures in the sacked Catalan separatist government must stay in jail but six others can go free, a Spanish supreme court judge has ruled. The six set to leave Spanish jails must post bail of €100,000 (£88,000; […]